Gavin is an NC State University grad and a North Carolina licensed professional mechanical engineer with 34 years of engineering experience, 3 years of which were spent implementing a Pro/Engineer based design system for a machinery manufacturer. Prior to that he worked as a technical gas services rep for the gas company and as engineering manager at a OEM machinery company. Since starting Solid Engineering in 1997 he as worked with clients from around the country in industry segments such as fiberglass, tires, plate glass, various industrial equipment OEM's, food production, furniture, hydro services, aerospace and building products. Gavin was an early adopter of computer based engineering and in 2007 added an IT services division to his company. He has been involved with the operation of the Pro/Users of the Carolinas regional Users Group since 2003.